Kanye West Contemplating Next Single Title, I Am God

There have been rumours going around that Kanye West is contemplating the title, I Am God, for his follow-up to 2010’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

BBC News Magazine was the first to break the news that also included reports of West and Kim naming their child North West.

Not many believed any of these to be true, since his previous album titles were Rich Black American or Black American Psycho.

Huffington Post revealed that the title is actually for his next single, not an album. It is not called “I Am God,” but “I Am a God.”

Frequent collaborator Malik Yusef tweeted to an unknown source the correct title. Until Kanye himself or any other member of his camp responds, we are just going to leave this to speculation.

Ice Prince’s ‘Aboki’ Soundtrack for House of Gold Movie

Ice Prince’s ‘Aboki’ Soundtrack for House of Gold Movie
Undoubtedly one of the biggest Hiphop stars in Africa with amazing versatility, Ice Prince Zamani makes his debut African movie appearance in the new Ghanaian comedy film House of Gold. His hit single Aboki has been chosen by Media Ghana, producers of the movie as the official soundtrack for the yet-to-be-released movie House of Gold.

The highly anticipated movie is an expression of award winning movie director, Pascal Amanfo, and has a rich conglomerate of top-flight African movie stars such as Yvonne Nelson, Majid Michel, Omawumi Megbele, funniest African actor, Francis Odega, Eddie Watson, entrepreneur and business mogul – Mr J. Kofi Bucknor and “Spirited actress” Luckie Lawson as lead actors. Talented new youngster Umar Krub, and Top model/fashion 101 TV host Sandra Ankobiah also played supporting roles in the movie.

The movie, when released will be the second major production of Media Ghana after they debut the industry with a multiple award winning movie Single & Married in late 2012.

The Grand premiere of House of Gold comes off on Friday April 12th, 2013 at the National Theatre (Accra), where organisers intend to mesmerize movie lovers and fans of the cast with a glamorous and absolute world-class premiere, coupled with lots of surprises.

House of Gold simply depicts the tribulations that emerges after a secretive and pretentious family reunites under one roof for seven days.

 Dan Ansah Williams, high-flying entrepreneur, business mogul, polygamist and socialite is battling with cancer and has 6 weeks left on his time line. With the help of his long time associate and legal representative he embarks on a mission to recall all his children back home, most of whom were born out of wedlock, being products of various illicit affairs. Dan’s last wish is to have his children all under one roof for 7 days. All known to each other and bonded by the fact that they share the same blood line. However, that reunion proves a little more than everyone bargained for as each child indeed returns with an agenda,  setting the stage for the most hilarious and bizarre 7 days of their lives. At the end they realize that there is just too much for too many.

Nigeria Rapper, Naeto C First Baby Boy - Congrats!

Nigeria Rapper, Naeto C First Baby Boy - Congrats!

Nigeria rapper, Naeto C and his wife Nicole has received their first bundle of joy. The couple welcomed their first child this week.

According to reports, his wife Nicole gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday, 26th of March in a United States hospital and the rapper has displayed his bundle of joy.

The Kini Big Deal crooner posted a picture of himself and ‘Baby C’ on Instagram, giving a vote of thanks and also explaining that he is short of words.

“Thanks 2 every1 for all the messages…words aren’t honestly enuff to express this moment…it’s ironic especially for some1 like myself who is used 2 putting words 2gether…maybe later…but right now I’m just Thanking God w/my Family and enjoying my son’s company! I wish u all similar moments at some point(s) in your lives!”, he wrote.

They are currently in the US where Nicole delivered the baby boy. Naeto is expected to continue his North American tour in Winnipeg, Canada.

Naeto C is credited with the hit Tony Montana which he featured D’Banj. He is the son of Chief (Mrs) Kema Chikwe, former Aviation minister and PDP Women leader.

The Death Of Civil Defence Officers, Our Story - By Police

The Death Of Civil Defence Officers, Our Story - By Police

The police authorities yesterday briefed the Presidency on the circumstances surrounding the death of two operatives of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSDC) in Lagos on Wednesday.

Both Messrs Adaji Gabriel and Innocent Akegbe, Assistant Inspector and Inspector of corps respectively were killed during a clash with policemen over policing of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipelines in Ikorodu area. The police delegation was led to the meeting by the DIG ‘A’, Suleiman Fakai. The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, is said to be currently out of the country.

The President had earlier met with the leadership of the NSCDC on Wednesday evening. Other members of the police delegation were Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko; Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Anti-Vandalism, Friday Ibadin; and the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, President Goodluck Jonathan was said to have at the meeting which lasted less than an hour stressed the need for co-operation between sister security agencies. Mba later confirmed to reporters that the police authorities came to brief the President on the clash.

He said the force also presented to the President what he called “the police perspective of the report” and presenting the facts as they are. Mba said: “The meeting is just one of those routine visits where the police leadership comes around to brief the President on co-operational related issues. Basically, that is why we are here this morning. “Of course, that (the clash between policemen and officials of the NSCDC) is one of those issues we discussed and we also have to come here to give the President a police perspective on that report and that is exactly what the leadership of the police has done.

Give the President a comprehensive report of what actually transpired, from police perspective and actually presenting the facts as they were’’. The Force Headquaters’ spokesman, while describing the incident as unfortunate, debunked the claim that the policemen involved set free vandals allegedly arrested by the NSCDC personnel. According to Mba, there was an exchange of fire by both sides during the clash as the expended bullets recovered from the scene clearly showed that different guns belonging to different security agencies were fired during the fracas.

Contrary to the reports that the police team that came to the scene were invited by the vandals allegedly arrested by the corps team, Mba explained that a Security Manager of Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) called the police for assistance when a drop was noticed in the pressure of the pumped fuel which suggested leakages. He noted that the police patrol eventually got to the scene where they met the NSCDC personnel numbering 14.

“When the police patrol team arrived at the scene, they met the NSCDC personnel but there were neither suspected vandals nor recovered products in their custody. “There was a slight altercation. The NSCDC operatives eventually disarmed and arrested the leader of the four-man police team. He was chained with handcuff on the wrist to one of the officers of the NSCDC.

“It was during that period that a member of his team made frantic effort to call for reinforcement’’, he said. Mba said that when the reinforcement eventually arrived, there were sporadic gunshots. “In the commotion, it was difficult to explain which bullets did what. As I’m talking to you, the expended bullets recovered from the scene showed that different guns were used and it would take ballistic expert analysis to determine the guns that caused the unfortunate death’’, he stressed.

To buttress his assertion that the police patrol team were actually responding to a distress call, the police spokesman said the PPMC security manager that made the distress call accompanied the police personnel to brief the President on the matter.

He said that the NSCDC officer who held the police Inspector that led the police patrol in handcuff has been detained to prove the truth about the incident. While regretting the incident, Mba called for caution and restraint among inter-security agencies, since, according to him, they have a common objective to maintain security of lives and properties

Another Victim Of The Law, 17-Year-Old Spends Eight Years In Jail

It was a moment of joy recently for the mother of a prison inmate that had been awaiting trial since 2005. Mrs. Maria Emmanuel danced and shouted with joy on the court premises of the Lagos High Court, sitting in Igbosere when Justice Deborah Oluwayemi released her son, Paul Samuel.

Five other awaiting trial inmates were also released by the court. They included Fatai Amidu, Adebayo Owuade, Gabriel Samuel, Mike Ofoje and Lawal Karimu.

Speaking with Daily Sun, Mrs. Samuel, a police corporal at Egbe Idimu Local Government Area (and whose husband is a retired soldier), said she had tried all efforts to cause her son to be released from prison – all to no avail. She noted that her son was not arraigned since he was arrested at Maryland, Lagos, in 2005 and had been awaiting advice from Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) since then.

According to her, she pleaded with her colleagues at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba where her son was first taken but regretted that nobody, including her senior colleagues, was able to help her.

“When I went to Alagbon Police Station, no one could help me. They said it is because he was an armed robbery suspect. I did not go to any senior police officer to help me.

“These past eight years have been terrible for me. I was fat before but if you now look at me today, you will see that I am thin. I could not eat or sleep; I was worried, thinking and crying even in the office. I was running around for my son’s release.

“This was compounded by the retirement of my husband from the Nigerian Army due to his legs, which were affected during the January 2002 bomb blast at Ikeja Cantonment in Lagos. He can’t work anymore and he has gone to stay in Bayelsa where we hail from. I am the only one struggling for everything,” she said.

She stated that all her efforts to get her son out of prison were futile until she met a lawyer, Ahmed Kazeem-Adetola from a non-governmental organisation, Prisoners Right Advocacy Initiative.

Unable to contain her happiness over the new developments on the court premises, she enthused: “I am so happy. I have not started to dance. I want to praise my God. This is the eighth year that I have been fighting for my son’s freedom. I will call my husband to tell him the good news.”

Her son, who was 17 years old when he was arrested was to be arraigned over a charge for armed robbery in the name of another suspect, who also bears Paul Samuel but who had been arrested in 2010.

Fortunately, his lawyer was present in court. His lawyer was able to clarify issues to the court. The court released him on the ground that he had been in prison without trial over the alleged offence of armed robbery for eight years.

Reliving the incidents that led to his imprisonment, Paul vowed to be careful about his choice of friends. According to him, all he did was to greet a friend and he ended up in prison. He noted that the ‘friend’ bailed himself out without looking back to see how he fared.

“On a Sunday morning, I was on my way to Maryland when I saw a friend and we greeted. I shook his hands and suddenly, the police came to raid the place and they arrested everyone they saw. They took everyone to Panti.

“I could not contact my family to come and bail me out and I didn’t have money. Many of those people I was detained with bailed themselves out with money. But those of us that didn’t have money were left and they charged us before a magistrate court for robbery.

“They dumped us at Kirikiri Prison and later I was transferred to Ikoyi Prisons where I was taken to Maximum Prisons.

“It is saddening to know that I was in prison for eight years over a charge of robbery without any trial or anybody showing up as complainant in the case. One of the things I have learnt now is that I will be careful of who I choose to be my friend,” he said.

However, Paul is hopeful that life after imprisonment would be better because he learnt how to make shoes and sandals in prison. He says he wants to make use of that knowledge and to also organise seminars for people to know how to make shoes.

“At least, I learnt how to make leather shoes, slippers and sandals during those eight years. I want to be making shoes and I will be lecturing people on how to make them.

“When I was there, as a devout Catholic, I attached myself to the church. That was where I was able to get good food and clothes. Prison food is horrible. It isn’t easy to be in that place for eight years without freedom, good food, clothes and even sex!”

Reacting to the development, Paul’s lawyer, Kazeem-Adetola, noted that the problem of prison congestion stemmed from the Federal Government, Ministry of Justice and the Nigerian police. He said his organisation had been working hard in the past two years for the release of inmates, who had been awaiting trial for many years without trial.

“We have filed fundamental human rights applications, press releases, letters to the Inspector-General of Police and the Ministry of Justice but these are not enough. We could try Habeas Corpus but the government, the police and the justice ministry need to sit up and do the right things.

“For instance, in this particular case, Paul Samuel’s file was mistaken for another’s with the same name. If they had done a thorough job, they would have seen that this Paul was arrested in 2005 while the other one was in 2010.

“Filing applications takes time and the court may award paltry sums as compensation so we filed an application for 106 inmates and we can safely say today that 90 people have been released.

“Filing fundamental rights application may be misconstrued as an avenue to get money, so we have decided not to file such now,” he said.

Chief Oluwole Awolowo Predicted His Death, I’ll Die At 70

It emerged yesterday that the scion of the Awolowo family, Chief Oluwole Awolowo who passed on in London hospital on Wednesday evening had long predicted his death. Meanwhile, April 19 has been fixed for the funeral of the late publisher of the Nigerian Tribune. A relation of the deceased, Mr. Tolu Awobodu revealed the death predicted during a condolence visit to the Ikenne home of the Awolowos yesterday.

Awobodu who was the thirteenth people to sign the condolence register which was opened early yesterday wrote: `’You told me and my children who are staying with you, Tutu and Toyin that when you are 70 years, you will die. Why? R.I.P.’’ A family member who pleaded anonymity confided in Daily Sun that the family had tentatively fixed Friday April 19 for the funeral which will hold in Ikenne. This is against the position of one of the children of the deceased , Yejide who was quoted as saying that her father would be buried next week.

The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun who also joined other mourners wrote in the condolence register: ‘’I really don’t know what to say or write. Despite our grief, we thank God Lord. He gives and takes. “We can’t question or query Him. May the good Lord grant you eternal rest and may He continue to give Mama good health, and comfort him too’’ President Goodluck Jonathan in his condolence message which was delivered by his adviser on Research and documentation,

Oronto Douglas described Awolowo as a great son of Nigeria.” His words: “Chief Oluwole Awolowo lived his life in the service of the people. He was a quiet philanthropist and an exemplary leader who impacted on the lives of those who came in contact with him positively. He was amiable, jovial and down to earth. We will all miss him.” The Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Senator Adegbenga Kaka said the deceased was a gentleman, harmless and kind to all. General Oladipo Diya in his condolence said,”

It is sad, but in everything the Bible tells us to give thanks. We thank God for his life. May God Almighty grant him eternal rest.” The Bishop of Remo Diocese (Anglican Communion), The Right Reverend (Dr) Olusina Fape, in his tribute said the death of the Tribune publisher was a great loss to him and the Diocese. “His death to me as a person is a great loss.

His encouragement and work in the ministry especially the part he played where he was still much active at Obafemi Awolowo Memorial Anglican Church (OAMAC) here in Ikenne. Others included Gen. Oladipo Diya (rtd), Prince Bola Ajibola, Professor Timothy Ogunlesi, Ogun State Secretary of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Alhaji Abimbola Awofeso.

Sympathisers also included the Alakene of Ikenne-Remo, Oba Adeyinka Onakade, representatives of the Ooni of Ife, led by Apetumodu of Ipetumodu, Oba Elijah Adegoke, Sir. Olaniwun Ajayi, Justice Owolabi Sonoiki (rtd) and Chief GOK Ajayi and wife among several others.

33-Year-Old Senegalese Woman Smuggled Drugs For Nigerian Lover

33-Year-Old Senegalese Woman Smuggled Drugs For Nigerian Lover

A 33-year-old Senegalese woman has informed narcotic investigators that she smuggled drugs for the love she had for her Nigerian boyfriend.

The suspect, Kamara Oumou, with Senegal international passport number 400680371, was found in possession of 680 grammes of narcotic that tested positive for heroin and cocaine.

She was apprehended by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos while attempting to board an Arik flight to Dakar.

NDLEA airport commander, Mr Hamza Umar, explained that the suspect used industrial tape in sticking three parcels of cocaine weighing 515 grammes on her waist while six wraps of heroin weighing 165 grammes were inserted in her private parts.

In his words, “it was a carefully concealed method but not intelligent enough to escape our detection.”

However, unlike most drug couriers that smuggle drugs for money; Kamara Oumou shocked her investigators when she said that she smuggled the drugs for the love she had for her Nigerian boyfriend.

“How can I ask my boyfriend to pay me? I smuggled the drugs for the love I have for my Nigerian boyfriend,” Kamara stated.
She simply identified her boyfriend as Hakeem.

Preliminary investigation revealed that they both met in Dakar where Hakeem is believed to have lived for 11 years. Their relationship lasted only six months before Hakeem left Dakar in December 2012.

Hakeem invited Kamara to Lagos from Dakar and lodged her in a hotel where they both spent a week together. Within this period, he made necessary arrangement for Kamara to go back with the drugs.

In her statement, Kamara said that it was her first time of seeing drugs.

“I have a good relationship with Hakeem until my arrest. The day he brought the drugs to the hotel room was the first time I ever set eyes on drugs.

He called the drugs products; and that his business partners were unfaithful and he wanted me to take the products to Dakar because he had trust in me.

“Hakeem taught me how to pack the drugs and also took care of my travel arrangements. He said that he lived in the east but he took good care of me in the hotel in Lagos. We were to travel together to Dakar, but he suddenly changed the arrangement.

Hakeem travelled to Dakar a day before my trip,” Kamara stated.

Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA Ahmadu Giade advised members of the public to be careful of the tricks employed by drug trafficking syndicates.

“It is wrong to commit a criminal act. No reason is strong enough to engage in drug trafficking. Drug barons may claim to be in love with unsuspecting couriers.

They may even present themselves as philanthropists. I advise members of the public to be courageous enough to shun drug trafficking,” Giade urged.

The suspect, according to the NDLEA, will soon be charged to court.

Breastfeeding Babies Will Help Provide Enough Milk for them

Breastfeeding Babies Will Help Provide Enough Milk for them

Many new mothers worry that their babies are not getting enough milk from breastfeeding. But new research suggests the problem, which can lead to dehydration and serious illness, is actually very rare.

Now, the researchers behind the study are calling for better support for breastfeeding mothers to prevent them turning to bottle-feeding.

Doctors in Bradford and Sheffield collected details of all of the cases of severe neonatal hypernatraemia – where babies lose weight and become dehydrated due to lack of milk - between May 2009 and June 2010.

In that time, Dr Sam Oddie and his colleagues found that there were only 62 cases, The Guardian reported.  This equates to seven cases for every 100,000 live births.

Anne Woods, deputy programme manager for Unicef’s Baby Friendly Initiative – a programme which encourages hospitals to train staff in providing breastfeeding support – told the paper that the number of babies who could not feed was negligible, and that only about one per cent of mothers do not make enough milk to sustain their baby.

Neonatal hypernatraemia usually appears when a baby is about ten days old.
The first signs include lethargy and irritability; however, some babies will deteriorate very rapidly and require quick hospital admission.

In the most severe cases, the condition can cause seizures, brain damage and even death.

In the new study, all of the affected babies were admitted to hospital. But they had all been discharged within two weeks, having put on weight and without having suffered any lasting damage.

Dr Oddie said, “Measures such as early initiation of breastfeeding, skilled helpers observing and supporting women breastfeeding and targeting help in cases where feeding is difficult and will both support the initiative of breastfeeding in general and find cases where a more serious problem may be developing.

“As far as I’m concerned the answer isn’t more formula feeding, but better support for breastfeeding from the outset. ‘In only a few cases were there special features of the baby [such as a cleft palate] that made it likely that there would be a severe feeding problem.”

Achebe, Things Fall Apart Copies Distributed Free

Achebe, Things Fall Apart Copies Distributed Free

The King’s College, Lagos, will on Thursday distribute free copies of the novel, ''Things Fall Apart'', in tribute to the author, Prof. Chinua Achebe, who died on March 21.

The Principal, Mr Oladele Olapeju, said on Tuesday that the college would give out more than 1,000 copies to its students at its Cultural Day celebration in Lagos.

He said that the event would have the theme: “Our Culture, Our Pride”.

“This year’s Cultural Day of the King’s College, Lagos, has been dedicated to the late Chinua Achebe, Africa’s literary genius.

“We are not only proud of Prof. Achebe’s incomparable exploits, we are pre-eminently gratified that it was Nigeria that produced him for the world,” he said.

He told NAN that the event would showcase Nigeria’s cultural heritage, to encourage students to be proud of their country.

He expressed the hope that the distribution of the copies of the novel would promote reading culture among the students and make them to see Achebe as their role model.

The principal said that the college would continue to engage in activities that would promote academic excellence.

He told NAN that King’s College emerged 2nd in the most recent list of 10 best secondary schools in Nigeria. (NAN)

2face And Annie Idibia's Wedding Vows, Read...

2face And Annie Idibia's Wedding Vows, Read...
Here are Annie Idibia’s wedding vows; she posted it on her Facebook page a day after their wedding.

"I stand before you today as open as I can ever be, humbled by the light and love in your eyes. 13 years ago, I met the most amazing man on earth! I flew on the wings of that love, uncaring, unheeding! Believing firmly that you are and will always be the wind beneath my wings.

Life happened, oh yes Life happened but through it all my heart beat only for you!My heartbreak became my greatest joy! My strength! My life! Day after day I am more in love with you!
When people ask me what is love! I say Love is right here! This moment! This second! Today! Tomorrow! Love is you! Love is real! Love is my eternity with you Innocent Ujah Idibia.

I give you all of me today knowing that in you and you only has this imperfect girl found perfection!!!I do 13 years ago when I met you, I do seven years ago, I do five years ago when we created our daughter! I do through all the blogs and tabloid headlines. And on this day, at this very second I stand in front of the world and I say I do take you as my wedded husband! I love you!

I love you so much, so so much"
Annie Idibia.

2face’s vows:
Many years ago I was farther than the eyes could see.
Now we are now in that future
When I look into your eyes, I still see
You came into my life and you lit it up
Like the sun, like the moon, like the stars
All the words in the dictionary
All the words in this world cannot be enough
To say what my heart feels for you.
But all I can say is baby, my heart is like a stereo right now
And it will beat only for you till death do us part.
I love you baby.
Innocent Idibia

2 Civil Defence Officers Killed In Lagos By Police...Complete Story!

2 Civil Defence Officers Killed In Lagos By Police

An anti-vandal squad of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Lagos State Command, was yesterday ambushed by armed policemen attached to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) who opened fire on them, killing two officers, injuring several others and freeing the pipeline vandal they had arrested.

Although authorities of the NSCDC refused to release the names of the two officers who were killed at about 3am along Ikorudu axis yesterday, family sources identified them as Gabriel Adaji, an assistant inspector of the corps (AIC), and Innocent Aigbe, an inspector of the corps (IC).

While Adaji died on the spot, Aigbe was said to have given up the ghost at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) following fatal bullet wounds he received from the policemen.

LEADERSHIP reliably gathered that a police identity card with number 120622, belonging to one Inspector Sunday Gabriel, a pistol and a walkie-talkie believed to have fallen off from the policemen who killed and freed the four arrested vandals, were retrieved from the scene of the attack.

Meanwhile, a source who spoke to LEADERSHIP from the NSCDC national headquarters, who spoke on condition of anonymity, revealed that although the corps’ operatives exhibited maturity by not engaging the police in a bloody fight, they were, however, able to gather useful exhibits from the police, such as the pistol, an ID card and a walkie-talkie, to support their claim that the attack was carried out by the police.

According to the source, “The wounded operatives of the corps have the needed evidence proving that the Wednesday morning attack on them was carried out by men and officers of the Nigeria Police, who under normal circumstances should give us their backing, as the army, navy and other good-hearted sister agencies, who hold the task of redeeming the economy of this great country from the hands of this dreaded saboteurs, do.”

With a tearful voice, the source further said, “As I speak to you now, two of our operatives are lying dead while others narrowly escaped with fatal gunshot wounds. What kind of wickedness is this among security agencies?

How can security agencies tasked with the mandate of securing our nation be this divided? We didn’t think that this kind of thing would have ever happened.”

Eyewitnesses and one of the wounded officers who spoke to LEADERSHIP from Lagos at about 4am yesterday on telephone alleged that the police swung into action in response to a ‘save our soul’ call put across to them by the vandals after they were over-powered by the NSCDC operatives, who had seized their operational materials as exhibits to nail them.

According to the witness, “Immediately the police officers got wind of the information which they feared would have nailed them, they immediately swung into action, laid ambush with their patrol vehicle and fired at the NSCDC operatives at close range without any argument ensuing between them.

After the first deceased slumped on the ground and after others escaped with serious gunshot injuries, the policemen hurriedly freed the arrested vandals and escaped, but some injured Civil Defence men who hid in the bush were brave enough to take some important evidence to nail the police.”

Meanwhile, there was a mild drama at the Lagos State Command of the Civil Defence Corps when the Lagos State commissioner of police allegedly mobilised three trucks, loaded with armed mobile policemen, to invade and retrieve the recovered police pistol, the ID card and the walkie-talkie recovered from the scene of the attack.

They, however, met stiff resistance from the NSCDC operatives, who were later joined by army personnel. They had sent a distress call to the soldiers.

LEADERSHIP learnt at the time of filing this report that the army had barricaded the premises of the NSCDC to forestall   possible further invasion by the police.

When contacted on the matter, the NSCDC public relations officer, Mr. Okeh Emmanuel, confirmed the killing of two  officers.

He said, “Yes it is true that we lost two officers of the Corps but as a law abiding agency, we don’t want to carry out any action that will negate the rule of law. We believe in due process and so we will let the law take its natural course. The NSCDC and the Nigeria Police are both government agencies.”

LEADERSHIP recalls that for some time now, there have been reported cases of clashes of interest, unnecessary bickering and rancour between policemen and officers of the NSCDC, with the police alleging that its functions are being encroached on by the corps, an act it considers an affront and needed to be checked.

Allegation against police baseless – Lagos Police PRO
However, the Lagos State Command has denied the claims of the NSCDC on the incident, describing the allegation as unfounded.

The command, in a statement by its PRO, Miss Ngozi Braide, reads in part: “The Lagos State Command wishes to use this medium to put the record straight on what actually transpired at Isawo-Ikorodu at early hours of today (yesterday) between the NSCDC and the Police.

“At about 0145hours of date, there was a distress call from DM security, PPMC, Mosimi, that they were experiencing a drop in pressure on the pipeline.

The Unit Commander in charge of Konu immediately pulled out his men on Konu axis under Inspector Sunday Gabriel to proceed to the scene.

“As they were approaching, they heard sound of serious gunfire in their area of pipeline coverage and the Inspector instructed his men to proceed to that direction as it could be the activities of vandals.

“Upon arrival, they saw a group of Civil Defence Corps Members coming out from the direction where the shooting was earlier heard.

The NSCDC men challenged the policemen who were about four in number on what their mission was in the area, saying that it was their sole responsibility (Civil Defence) to guard and protect pipelines.”

According to Braide, it was at this juncture that an argument ensued between the NSCDC and the Police and the most senior NSCDC officer, DSC Olufemi, ordered his men who were about 14 in number to disarm, arrest and handcuff the police team leader and three other members of his team.

“The NSCDC succeeded in disarming the police team leader Inspector Sunday Gabriel, handcuffed him, collected his service pistol, walkie-talkie and police ID card,” she stated.

The police spokeswoman further said that it was as the NSCDC officials were about dragging him into one of their standby Hilux vehicles, that a phone call was put to the Police Unit Commander, following which the three other officers resisted the arrest, “and this infuriated Civil Defence officials who started shooting sporadically to intimidate and subdue the police officers”.

Braide said that before the police commander could arrive at the scene, the NSCDC officials had taken to their heels, abandoning the handcuffed and leg-chained police inspector with one of NSCDC personnel.

She said that it came as a shock to the police that at about 4am, the Civil Defence Corps Commander called the police commander, Mosimi, to say that he had lost two of his men and that their corpses had been deposited at the hospital.

She also noted Inspector Gabriel’s  pistol and other accoutrements were are still with the NSCDC.

The police image maker further alleged that in Alausa, Ikeja, at about 8am yesterday, the NSCDC officials abducted and assaulted three policemen, namely Sgt Charles Igiebor, Cpl Ekun Julius and Cpl Okoro Charles, who had gone for National ID Card registration exercise, and that they also started attacking policemen on sight in other parts of the state.

As a reaction to this, she said, the Lagos State commissioner of police immediately went on air to warn policemen not to engage in any form of confrontation with the NSCDC officials, noting that investigation into the matter had commenced. She advised Lagosians to remain calm.

Awolowo’s Son, Oluwole Died In London

Awolowo’s Son, Oluwole Died In London
One of the children of the late Premier of the Old Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Oluwole, has passed on at an unknown hospital in the United Kingdom where he had gone for treatment few months ago.

Confirming the incidence to LEADERSHIP in a telephone interview, one of the children of the deceased, Mr. Babajide Awolowo, said, “My father died in London few hours ago.”

Family sources told our correspondent that the late Oluwole Awolowo had been bedridden for sometime now, owing to a ghastly motor accident he had sometime in 1992, which left him partially paralysed since then.

The source said his health deteriorated in the last few months prompting the family to move him to the unknown hospital abroad for proper medical attention, where he finally gave up the ghost on Wednesday night.

“Brother Wole had been in bed for sometime at his Ikenne home and he had been receiving treatment until the family realised that his health was fast failing. Unfortunately, he couldn’t make it back home,” the source, who is a first cousin to the deceased, said.

With the death of Oluwole, who was elected into the Lagos State House of Assembly in the Second Republic on the platform of his father’s party, Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), the family has lost three of the children of the late politician.

He is survived by his mother, Chief Mrs. HID Awolowo, his wives and children.

Music: HI (Official Video) - Tonto

Music: HI (Official Video) - Tonto
The most sensational nollywood actress turned artiste drops her hit banger video "HI". Poko brings another innovation into the Nigerian music industry with her "Techno" music. You really should get "Hi" to feel this one!

Waje Body Show Off Was A Strategy; Still Hunting For Husband

Waje Body Show Off Was A Strategy; Still Hunting For Husband

It appears the whole drama of taking off her clothes during the shoot of her video is a gimmick to show the guys that she's still got 'hot body' despite being a single mother. Her relationship with the man who impregnated her didn't work out, so she is hunting for a new man.

 Below is what Singer Waje said about the kind of man she wants:
 "I want a man who fears God. A man who is confident and comfortable and would not be intimidated by things that come with what I do. I know what it is to be talking with a friend and somebody you don't know from Adam would come to excuse you and say 'I want to take a picture with you'. It keeps going on and on. So it's somebody who understands that can take this. Then that person must be handsome.
 "As a single mother the natural question people must ask is about the relationship that produced the child and what happened? some things are better left unsaid. It did not work out that is it. It has nothing to do with music or me doing music, it just didn't work out."

40-Year Old Man Defiled A 10-Month Old Girl...Parents Beware

40-Year Old Man Defiled A 10-Month Old Girl...Parents Beware

Please Parents be more careful with people they allow to 'play' with your babies:

As you read this, Mr Kingsley Ndubisi, a 40-year old man, has been arrested and charged to court for defiling a 10-month old girl right inside a church. He was arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court on a one-count charge of felony to wit, defilement of a minor.

The incident, according to the police, occurred at the True Tabernacle Church in Lagos.

The police said Ndubisi was arrested following a complaint by the parents of the victim that the accused on 14 March, 2013 at the church defiled their 10-month old daughter by fingering her private part. This resulting in the little girl bleeding from her private part.

During interrogation, Mr Ndubisi was said to have confessed to the crime.

After investigation by a police team led by Corporal Raymond Udoeka at the division, the accused was charged to court for the offence which is punishable under Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.

But while in court, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge and magistrate Mrs. A.F. Adeeyo admitted him on bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum who must have proof of tax payment to the Lagos State government.

The defendant has been remanded at Ikoyi Prison pending when he would fulfill the bail condition, which the case was adjourned to 5th April, 2013.